My short story of determination.
Raised in poverty and having a dad that only came around to make another child and then get drunk and leave us all alone again.I usually had that feeling of loss of a dad to look up to. Without saying anything my dad went down to Mexico to work and was killed outside of a bar at age 36. Since I was the oldest of 8 children I journeyed through a time where I was taking care of my siblings and mom. I was living with having a lot of responsibility and with a lot negativity all around because of needing to be on welfare. I was also working part time at age 12 while still going to school. After graduating I joined the Army where I learned about discipline and persistence. I immediately got married and started working at several low paying jobs. We had two sons then 13years later we divorced then I remarried another lady with two daughters . Working a few more minimal jobs and doing handyman work. I was able to turn that into my own contracting company. Along with running my business, I did many other part time jobs just to be able to provide for my family.
At age 68 I retired and tried to start making some income online. I had no skills in network marketing and found it very difficult to find any programs that I could follow and make money. All the time I was trying to developing an attitude of optomisum and a determination to succeed all by my self. After working at this for 7 years I found my self with an overloaded computer with no money in the bank. Still searching online, I read an article that guaranteed me success and it was absolutely free with my own personal mentor. So I contacted the person. Then I reread this book by Napoleon Hill called THINK AND GROW RICH . I studied each chapter and wrote a lesson on what It said to me personally on each chapter. Since I had no luck doing network marketing on my own I went looking for other people who had made it and could form a master mind group to mentor me. This has included online gurus, webinars, books, and friends.
A major change has taken place after I learned how to get rid of the negative things around me and start a new way of thinking. Self talk which is auto-suggestion has trained my mind to focus on positive words and thoughts. Through prayer and meditation, doors are opening and small goals are becoming a reality. As the scriptures say “Seek and you will find, Knock and the doors will be opened, ask and you will receive.”
It’s now, in the present, and I have a business I can promote, I have mentors to guide me and today I still have that drive and desire to make my dream come true.